Defence Minister Juozas Olekas

Nordic defence ministers agree to step up security and defence cooperation

On 10 November, defence ministers of NB8 (Nordic-Baltic Eight) countries approved Lithuania’s and Sweden‘s proposals on strengthening Nordic-Baltic defence cooperation. Ministers agreed to enhance the cooperation in areas like hybrid warfare, cyber security, joint exercises and operations, updates and procurement of weaponry, rendering assistance to Georgia and Ukraine under the Nordic-Baltic Assistance Programme, and others, the Ministry of National Defence said. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius

Lithuanian PM: Nordic and Baltic countries have to remain consistent in promoting their values

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius participated in the Nordic-Baltic prime ministers’ meeting (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), held in Reykjavik, capital of Iceland, the prime minister’s press service reports. […]

Lithuania and Sweden to strengthen security and defence cooperation

On 24 September Deputy Minister Marijus Velička underscored Lithuania’s intent to strengthen military cooperation with Sweden and other Nordic countries in a range of areas at a meeting with State Secretary Jan Salestrand of Swedish Ministry of Defence at the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania. “Nordic-Baltic cooperation is a crucial factor of ensuring security in the region,” the deputy minister of national defence said. […]


Baltic and Nordic countries will jointly develop electricity regulating market

Baltic states electricity system administrators Elering, Augstsprieguma tikls, Litgrid and Finnish main grid administrators Fingrid signed an agreement on developing the Baltic-Nordic balance or regulating market, Postimees Online reports. […]

Kremlin's propaganda on Youtube

Nordic and Baltic officials call for fight against propaganda

On 23-24 March in Copenhagen, political directors of the Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) discussed regional issues, challenges to Ukraine‘s security and territorial integrity, preparations for the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, prospects for relations with Russia, ways to increase resilience to propaganda of the societies, as well as threats of terrorism and the spread of radical Islamic ideology, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. […]

Latvia's Laimdota Straujuma, Lithuania's Algirdas Butkevičius

Baltic, Nordic and British PMs to discuss economic challenges

Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius is leaving for Finland on Thursday to attend the fourth meeting of Baltic, Nordic and British prime ministers. […]


Five Lithuanian entrepreneurs appear on Nordic’s Business Report for 30 under 30

Nordic Business Report produces rankings of influential people in the business sphere. „In 2011 we ranked the greatest business thinkers in Finland, and in 2012 – in the whole Nordics. This year we decided to rank the younger generation – the people who really show us the trends of future. The scope was also upgraded significantly. We ended up having whole North Europe covered in this 30 under 30 ranking: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia”, says Hans-Peter Siefen, founder and CEO of Nordic Business Forum. […]

Mindaugas Jurkynas

Opinion: Lithuania’s interests in the Arctic – a new niche

Although most of our eyes are glued to what’s happening in Ukraine (and, let’s face it, the World Cup in Brazil) for reasons apparent to everyone, the world is not limited to what Lithuania sees. The latest and most important political trends determining power, identity, rules and regional development exist way beyond Lithuania’s geopolitical boundaries. […]